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March 7th, 2012

Wedding Update – The Colour Reveal

I cannot believe the weather today! I know we’ve been experiencing a mild winter this year but it was 15C today!!! I can’t wait until this is a normal thing again!

Breakfast was some Red River Cereal with half a banana, chia seeds and one tablespoon of peanut butter!

(By the way, I left my camera at my parents so you’ll have to put up with my iPhone for a few weeks!)

Today was a busy one so instead of doing both a cardio and a strength session I just did Push Circuit 2 from ChaLEAN Extreme in between coaching calls. Although I’ve been using heavier weights these last few weeks I do wish I had a wider choice in weights but I’ll have to make due until after the wedding I think!

Lunch was a black bean burger with feta, mustard and BBQ sauce with some baby carrots and a slice of bread with p.b.

This afternoon saw me hunched over the laptop until my eyes were buggy and I couldn’t take it anymore so around 3pm I took a break to have a boiled egg and Alan and I went out to enjoy the fantastic weather with a walk to Starbucks for a grande skinny caramel macchiato (holy cow, say that five times fast!).

Dinner almost didn’t happen. I wasn’t in the mood to cook but I remembered that there were perfectly good veggies in the fridge that needed to be used so I whipped up this super yummy veggie bowl!

It contained:

  • 1c cooked quinoa
  • 1c edamame
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 small heads of broccoli
  • 2tbsp julienned sun dried tomatoes
  • 2tbsp light feta

I cooked the quinoa separately and cooked everything but the feta in 2tsp of coconut oil, adding the quinoa in at the end. It was really quite tasty and filled me!


Wedding Update

So it’s been a while since I talked about the wedding, hasn’t it? I can’t believe it but I realized the other day that I only have 7 months left! Holy shmoly! Where the hell did the time go?! I promise to give weekly updates from now on. I won’t give everything away (we have a few tricks up our sleeve) but I will fill you in on the fun stuff!

So far we have the location for both the ceremony and reception chosen (it’s the same place), our caterer has been chosen as well as a possible menu, we have our florist and photographer (both using amazing deals on a deal-of-the-day site) and we bought our rings already! We went in just to look but walked out buying them so they’re tucked away in a safe place but I have to admit, I’ve already worn it twice… I can’t help it! It’s sooo beautiful!

So after all that talk, I know I should leave you on a wedding high note. The colours!!! We’re having a slight movie theme to the wedding and want to utilize those white and red old fashioned popcorn boxes but we don’t want to make it look cheesy so I’ve decided on this colour palate:

We have a Tiffany blue, light aqua, white and red! I love the boldness of it! The red is really going to be a slight accent colour with the Tiffany Blue and white being the main colours.

Our goal for March is to book our officiant and find a bakery to do our cupcakes (we’ve decided on cupcakes instead of a traditional cake).

These next 7 months are going to absolutely fly by!


January 23rd, 2012

A Canadian Hawaiian Date

Alan works odd shifts so he doesn’t keep the typical Monday to Friday and so we tend to only have Sunday’s to spend all day together. Last week Alan bought these tabletop date night cards. It’s a small pack of about 150 – 200 cards and on each one is a fun thing to do on a date! We decided to try it out yesterday and our card told us have a Hawaiian night; dress up in shorts and Hawaiian shirts and grill some fish!

Since neither of us eat fish we made our own night! We cleared out the dining table and put a blanket down for a picnic and I made some homemade Pina Coladas in tiki mugs (and umbrellas):

We found a Hawaiian radio station online with a live webcam of some Hawaiian beaches and played Scrabble in our best Hawaiian-esque tops!
For dinner, Alan made a stir-fry that made use of the rest of the coconut milk and pineapple (and I promptly forgot to take a photo) and we threw on a cheesy old beach flick from the 1960’s!
All-in-all it was a ton of fun and I’m looking forward to seeing which date night card we pull out next Sunday!

My 2012 Fitlosophy – Week 1 Recap

Goals for last week included:

Workout goal: Continue to work out even when Alan’s off all week

Nutrition: No overeating at dinner at least 3 days this week

Other: Set alarm for 7am

Rewards: Get a new pair of pants!

How did it go? My workout and nutrition goals were awesome! I worked out every week day last week and I exercised wonderful portion control 5 out of 7 days last week! Sadly, my goal to get up at 7am did not happen. Monday I forgot to set my alarm and the other days I just hit the snooze too many times! I think I was trying to do too much too soon so I think that, if I do want to get up at 7am I’ll have to start getting up earlier in increments instead!

Am I going to get the new pair of pants? YES! Although getting up early didn’t really work out I’m happy about the other goals!

Week 2 Goals

Goals for last week included:

Workout goal: Stick to recovery schedule! This is my last week of TurboFire and it includes a lot of easier workouts and my tendency would normally be to not follow it and do some tougher workouts. I need this recovery schedule as I’m starting a new workout and today I woke up with a sensitive tummy and a semi-sore throat. If I’m getting sick, I need to stick to this recovery schedule so that I don’t make myself worse!

Nutrition: Again, no overeating at dinner at least 3 days this week

Other: Set alarm for 7:45am 4x this week

Reward: Get new eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and mascara!

Workouts for the week (all TurboFire):

Mon. – Fire 45EZ Class + Stretch 10

Tues. – Fire 55EZ Class

Wed. – Abs 10 + 40 minutes of yoga

Thurs. – Fire 4EZ Class + Stretch 10

Fri. – Abs 10 + 40 minutes of yoga

Sat. – 45 minutes on the elliptical

Sun. – Rest

Today’s workout was good but I had to take it a bit easier as I was feeling pretty rundown although I’m fine now. I had to take a break at the end of each transition for a drink of water but I still gave it my best!

Dinner was fantastic! I made Angela’s Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce with a side of kale salad! I just had one enchilada although I desperately wanted two of them but they’re also super filling so it was a good thing to stick with one!


The kale salad was from this site as I have actually never used kale for anything other than kale chips! It turned out pretty well although I cut the olive oil down to a 1/4c as the original recipe called for a whopping 1/2 cup!

How’d your Monday go?!